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Center for Gaming Innovation News

The International Gaming Institute’s Center for Gaming Innovation is an incubator that seeks to create innovative and commercially viable casino games.

Current Gaming Innovation News

Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV
Research | December 29, 2020

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

Aron Kock demonstrates his blackjack variant to two onlookers at a gaming convention.
People | February 20, 2019

Native Aruban Aron Kock found inspiration to come to the UNLV Center for Gaming Innovation in a pile of mango leaves.

UNLV graduate in cap and gown in crowd
Campus News | December 31, 2018

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made the news in 2018.

three students
Business and Community | July 6, 2018

Take the journey into career possibilities with the local high school students at this summer’s Young Executive Scholars Hospitality and Tourism Program. [Photo Essay]

cards on blackjack table
Business and Community | March 19, 2018
Unique program boosts student entrepreneurship in the gaming technology industry.

Gaming Innovation In The News

Casino.org
April 21, 2021

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has yet to release new details on gaming floor capacity and other COVID-19-related restrictions for the period starting next month. A tentative deadline is set for May 1.

Las Vegas Sun
November 16, 2020

While its daily fantasy sports betting offerings aren’t allowed in Nevada, DraftKings has continued to establish itself in Las Vegas.

BettorsInsider
October 31, 2020

The G2E 2020 was exciting and informative. It was just like being in Las Vegas without the drinks and the casino night life. Many of the educational sessions were available on demand. Each day consisted of news about how the gaming industry has changed because of Covid-19. The advent of Sports Betting and Online Gaming has helped the casinos develop growth opportunities. While the capacity in the casinos is down, the gaming numbers per patron are up.

BettorsInsider
October 31, 2020

The G2E 2020 was exciting and informative. It was just like being in Las Vegas without the drinks and the casino night life. Many of the educational sessions were available on demand. Each day consisted of news about how the gaming industry has changed because of Covid-19. The advent of Sports Betting and Online Gaming has helped the casinos develop growth opportunities. While the capacity in the casinos is down, the gaming numbers per patron are up.

BettorsInsider
October 31, 2020

The G2E 2020 was exciting and informative. It was just like being in Las Vegas without the drinks and the casino night life. Many of the educational sessions were available on demand. Each day consisted of news about how the gaming industry has changed because of Covid-19. The advent of Sports Betting and Online Gaming has helped the casinos develop growth opportunities. While the capacity in the casinos is down, the gaming numbers per patron are up.

El Tiempo
October 29, 2020

DraftKings is not yet licensed in Nevada, but its logo is about to be placed on the Stan Fulton building at UNLV.

Gaming Innovation Experts

An expert on tourism, gaming, and slot machines.  

Recent Gaming Innovation Accomplishments

May 22, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) recently delivered two keynote addresses in Macau, China. The first keynote was for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit and focused on the impacts of the integrated resort on society and the economy. The second, for the Asia Lottery Forum, presented a global analysis of...
May 11, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members whose work significantly advances the recipient’s academic field, addresses real-world needs and concerns, and contributes to Nevada’s economic growth and development. Bernhard...